Wednesday, August 13, 2008

Mixed Berry Crumble Cake

This was SO good and actually quite healthy!  I haven't tried it yet with a scoop of low fat vanilla ice cream or frozen yogurt, but I know it would be good.  My husband loved it warmed up.  I had some slightly warm from the oven and it was to die for!  You can use all one kind of any berries or a mix.


For the cake--

1 1/2 cups whole wheat pastry flour

1/2 cup unbleached all purpose flour

1/2 cup xylitol (natural sweetener) or you could use 1/2 cup granulated sugar (I taste nothing different in this cake using the xylitol)

3 tablespoons wheat germ, toasted

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/8 teaspoon baking soda

1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 cup fat free milk

1/4 cup Egg Beaters with a touch of yolk (or you could use 1 large egg)

3 tablespoons canola oil

1/2 cup Dannon Light & Fit Vanilla Yogurt (you could use plain)

1/2 cup raspberries (fresh or frozen)

1/2 cup blackberries (fresh or frozen)

1 1/2 cups blueberries (fresh or frozen)

For the crumble topping--

1/3 cup old fashioned oats

1/4 cup chopped pecans

1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon

3 tablespoons brown sugar

Preheat oven to 400 degrees.  Line a 9x9 inch baking pan with foil and spray lightly with cooking spray.  Set aside.

In a medium bowl, combine the flours, wheat germ, salt, baking soda, baking powder and xylitol or sugar.  Whisk together and set aside. 

In a large bowl, combine the milk, egg, oil, and yogurt.  Stir to combine.  Add the wet ingredients to the dry ingredients.  Stir together with a rubber spatula or wooden spoon just until combined.  Do not over mix.  Put all but 1 1/2 cups reserved mix in baking pan and spread evenly.  Next, put all the berries over the top of cake batter.  Dot the remaining batter over the berries. 

Mix the oats, pecans, cinnamon and brown sugar in a medium bowl until combined.  Sprinkle evenly over top.  Bake for 25-30 minutes.  Begin checking cake with toothpick inserted at 25 minutes.  If toothpick comes out clean, remove cake from oven to cool on wire rack.  If not, return to oven for two minutes at a time until done.  Serve warm with scoop of vanilla ice cream, or serve as a great breakfast "treat".  Makes 16 servings.

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Clumbsy Cookie said...

This looks very light but good! I love weath germ, I think it gives baked goods such a nutty and good flavour!

Lisa said...

I love healthy dessert recipes1

Max and Deborah said...

Sounds soooo yummy. Would definately have to have the vanilla icecream on top of that one.

Pamela said...

Can't go wrong with a healthy dessert option, that's for sure. Looks yummy.